Book :: Watchmen

By: Alan Moore
Pages: 408
Published: 1986
Genre(s): Graphic Novels
Science Fiction
Rating: (9)


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DC Comics presents a special, new edition of the WATCHMEN, complete with recolored cover art by artist extraordinaire Dave Gibbons The WATCHMEN INTERNATIONAL EDITION is created especially for the international market, and is also available in the U.S. and Canada. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has only grown in stature since its...

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red13x red13x

I really wasn't sure about this book as I have never really read comics other than a Beano when I was a kid! Once I got used to the layout and story (about 2 comics in) I really could not put it down, it is excellent. I highly recommend giving it a go, if you're a bit unsure about comics then push through and you'll not regret it. I would definitely read this again.

Feb 14th, 2020

forline forline

enjoyed this so much that I gave copies as Christmas gifts!

Mar 16th, 2018

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May 9th, 2014

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Jan 13th, 2014


Don't be fooled be the fact it's a comic book, this is one of the best pieces of Cold War science fiction I've ever gotten to read (a list that includes I, Robot and Fahrenheit 451). Few actual books have characters this well-developed or plotlines this twisted. Moore is a genius to have written this.

Dec 23rd, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

I read this because my bro told me it was worth the read. I was surprised. I guess I always had a typical thought as to what a comic was, but this has changed my views.

Aug 11th, 2013

matthewrparks matthewrparks

If I had to sum up Watchmen in one word, I would have to go with 'epic.' This is an extremely powerful vision of a dystopian future where superheroes are just those of us who decide to step up and are just as morally ambiguous as those who they "protect." Watchmen is timeless in its scope and a vision of the future morbid enough to rival 1984 and V for Vendetta.

Feb 25th, 2013

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